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Escape to Witch Mountain is a heroic tale about two young kids going on a journey to find out who they really are. This movie tells the story of two kids who have special powers beyond belief, but no one understands that they are kids who just want to be loved by their family. They meet some peculiar and high-powered people who want to use the kids for their own advantages. But maybe, just maybe, they'll find a special someone who can look out for them and keep them safe, for now.

The main characters are Tia and Tony played by Kim Richards and Ike Eisenmann. These two siblings have no memory of their past but the people they meet in their future could bring back some valuable memories. My favorite part is when Tony plays his harmonica and moves little marionette puppets with his mind. Everything is so happy, cheerful, and colorful. These kids have extraordinary powers that help them get through rough parts of their lives, like when they are being held captive in the villain's mansion.

I really like the scenery. It slowly changes from a small city to a private island near the sea. You can see the differences and hear the change as well. I was impressed with the special effects in this film, especially since it was made in the 70s. Looking at this movie, I realize that films from back then aren't too much different from the movies that come out today. Effects have improved over the years, but the basic idea of people and objects flying is the same.

I think the message of this movie is to never give up, no matter how dangerous or insane it might get. Tia and Tony never give up looking for their family.

I recommend this movie to ages 8 and up, because it's a little hard to understand but once you get a sense of the story, you can enjoy it in so many different ways. I give this movie 5 out of 5 stars. Maybe anyone could have thought of this idea, but no one would expect it to turn out the way it doe! Review by Canela Roey, KIDS FIRST! Film Critic, age 11.

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